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Project by Damian Penney posted 04-23-2009 07:17 PM 1706 views 0 times favorited 8 comments Add to Favorites Watch
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Inspired by the works of Nakashima, Krenov and Maloof this piece is a tour d’force of sculptural beauty. The motif of the maritime leviathan conjures up images of Ahab, and hence the woodworkers obsession with finding order in the chaos of the unruly, imperfect material we have chosen to work with.

At least I think that’s what I was thinking when I banged it out in woodshop over twenty five years ago :)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso





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matt garcia

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#1 posted 04-23-2009 07:27 PM

Thar she blows!!!!

-- Matt Garcia Wannabe Period Furniture Maker, Houston TX

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Damian Penney

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#2 posted 04-23-2009 09:27 PM

:)

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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pommy

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#3 posted 04-23-2009 09:30 PM

can i surgest a name ( moby dick ) lol…. or his little cousin

andy

-- cut it saw it scrap it SKPE: ANDREW.CARTER69

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Bullet

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#4 posted 04-23-2009 09:49 PM

Ya know, if you flip that 180 degrees and put legs on it – it could be a goose. Excellent job! And multifunctional!

-- Anything is possible when you have no idea what you're talking about.

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Damian Penney

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#5 posted 04-23-2009 10:30 PM

Ha, two critters in one, sheesh I was an even better carver-rer than I thought!

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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Lee A. Jesberger

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#6 posted 04-24-2009 04:56 AM

Hi Damien;

It’s good to see you were a pro, way back when.LOL

Lee

-- by Lee A. Jesberger http://www.prowoodworkingtips.com http://www.ezee-feed.com

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miles125

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#7 posted 04-25-2009 11:45 AM

Thats a fine lil whale. Hes gonna die if you don’t get him a bigger container to swim in though.

-- "The way to make a small fortune in woodworking- start with a large one"

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Damian Penney

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#8 posted 05-09-2009 12:51 AM

@miles ha

-- I am always doing that which I can not do, in order that I may learn how to do it. - Pablo Picasso

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